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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:15 pm 
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I present Cleland Aventura number 5 for your consideration.

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Well that's secured my vote then..... I would love to ride one of those!


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Wow. Nice rare bike that. Looks like my chances of a win are going backwards. Should be a good month.


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So, as I was going through, I thought, this month is easy for me, with Maksters Overbury's, but then Rob Atkin showed his Knees in that nice light so I was tempted. :oops: :lol:
Then I seen Harry Quinn and Cleland... 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:17 pm 
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firedfromthecircus wrote:
I present Cleland Aventura number 5 for your consideration.


That seatpost kills an otherwise beautiful bike


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AirPressure wrote:
firedfromthecircus wrote:
I present Cleland Aventura number 5 for your consideration.

That seatpost kills an otherwise beautiful bike

Harsh - on colour at least, matches with the handlebars.

edit: I've never truly thought of Cleland bikes as being beautiful, or even particularly aesthetic. I've always thought they looked rather English, and purposeful, in a slightly eccentric way. The sort of bike you'd see some mad old cyclists, who could take the thing anywhere, for longer than you'd be able to keep up, and half-way through, would crack out his walking stick that doubled as a make-shift seat (you know the ones with the funky handles that fold out), for high tea, then later, after erecting a tent in about 2 minutes flat, for a cheeky martini.

I think they're uber-cool.


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legrandefromage wrote:
About 99% of my bikes are built in the UK so...


That Quinn keeps getting better - good work. :D

dendy wrote:
Saracen Kili Comp 96

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Build thread here


This just says FAST to me - great bike.


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I like Cleland, and agree with your perception.

Dont know if i could ever deem it Cool though, :?

Schools out for me on this one.


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sinnerman wrote:
I like Cleland, and agree with your perception.

Dont know if i could ever deem it Cool though, :?

Schools out for me on this one.

Was David Niven cool?

Surely that's an axiom if ever there was...

Now if he rode a mountain bike, what would it be?

A Cleland, of course.

quod erat demonstrandum








Or at least I like to think I have!


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Neil wrote:
sinnerman wrote:
I like Cleland, and agree with your perception.

Dont know if i could ever deem it Cool though, :?

Schools out for me on this one.

Was David Niven cool?

Surely that's an axiom if ever there was...

Now if he rode a mountain bike, what would it be?

A Cleland, of course.

quod erat demonstrandum








Or at least I like to think I have!



fair play fella, and of course you are right, i can picture your above thoughts, with the walking stick, the tent, the flask, and David Niven sipping his Martini, whilst sat on his walking stick stool admiring his Cleland... :lol:


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